The ability to become happy with arbitrary circumstances is more useful than the ability to alter circumstances.
I wonder how much of my life will be spent with the privilege of being able to choose to dream or to not-dream. Having no dreams is surely one of the most covenient circumstances that one could hope for. But one then feels sad for everyone else, and that is all there is to it.
On Grammin behind the bar in a party hat:
"This had better generate a lot of traffic. Why else would anyone do it?"
On anticipated surprise parties:
"This is me trying to be marketable. Thirteen years ago, when this happened, I said, "what are you guys doing here?""